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Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Listening Session

Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Listening Session

Julia Aleo, Writer

October 14, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

When the phone rang on Wednesday, October 1, this was the last thing I was expecting. The person on the other end of the phone claimed to work for taylorswift.com, and wanted to invite me to a secret event on Friday, October 3.  She would not tell me what we were doing, but just explained it would...

The Concert for Valor

The Concert for Valor

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Current News, Pop Culture

On Oct. 2, HBO and Starbucks announced there will be a Veteran’s Day concert held at the Mall in Washington D.C on Nov. 11. This event is titled “The Concert for Valor,” and it will feature musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood,...

Is ‘Rock n Roll’ Dead?

Is ‘Rock n Roll’ Dead?

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Features

‘Imagine’ going back to the 50’s when Elvis Presley was the king of rock, then flash forward a few years to the 70’s when Led Zeppelin invaded the music scene now just go two more decades down the line and visualize Nirvana taking the world by storm. Soft rock, hard rock, punk rock and grunge;...

Taylor Swift’s Shaking It Off with a New Album

Julia Aleo, Writer

September 15, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

On August 18th, 2014  at 5pm Miss Taylor Swift hosted a Yahoo Live stream party from the top of the empire state building. People from all around the world tuned to hear what she had to tell us about her upcoming album. The first thing Swift revealed to us was her new single, “Shake It Off.” This...

Taylor Swift tells fan to “Shake it Off”

Taylor Swift tells fan to “Shake it Off”

Stephanie Brogna, Managing Editor

September 10, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

Taylor Swift, multi-million dollar singer songwriter, writes a fan a heartwarming instagram post. On September 4, 2014, Swift replied to a bullied fan. Hannah, the lucky girl to have received Swift’s advice, tagged the singer in a post telling Swift her bullying story. Swift answered with an extremely...

“Monumentour”

“Monumentour”

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Music Editor

January 15, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Current News, Pop Culture

Fall Out Boy and Paramore have just announced they are co- headlining a North American summer tour. They will hit the road for what they are calling the, “Monumentour,” in June. Their first stop will be in Hartford, Connecticut, then they will make their way cross country and end in Concord, California....

SJV Choir and Band Spread Cheer at the Annual Christmas Concert

SJV Choir and Band Spread Cheer at the Annual Christmas Concert

Jessica Ventura, Writer

January 9, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, School News

Music is a must-have when ringing in the holiday season and Saint John Vianney’s choir and band did just that on Monday, December 9, 2013. Under the leadership of Ms. Mary-Kate Figur, who is now the new Director of Vocal Music, and Mrs. Rachel Ryan, the choir and band displayed a night complete with...

The Stolen Celebrate the Release of “Adults”

Kevin Maloney, Writer

January 8, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Local pop-punk act The Stolen celebrated the release of their new EP “Adults” on Monday, December 30 at Brighton Bar in Long Branch. With them were tour mates On Your Marks and A Will Away joined also by Stereotypical, Cross Town Train, Beneath the Sun, and This is All Now. The Brighton Bar was the...

Rap Taking Over Music World

Rap Taking Over Music World

Joelle Iovine, Editor-in-chief

January 7, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Within today’s society it seems as if there is only one genre that catches young teen’s attention. After asking ten different teenagers more than half classified their music tastes as only rap. Artists like Lil Wayne, Drake, Eminem, Pitbul and Big Sean are becoming idols to these young adults. So...

The Radio City Rockettes

The Radio City Rockettes

Alyson Mandato, Writer

December 29, 2013


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

Most people don't know that The Radio City Rockettes did not start in New York City. The group first kicked to life in 1925 as the “Missouri Rockets” and made their show business debut in St. Louis with their creator, Russell Markert. “If I ever got a chance to get a group of American girls who...

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